The Mandela moral shadow looms over the failings of leadership across the continent.

July 21, 2018

The Mandela moral shadow looms over the failings of leadership across the continent.

from a Google search (my “filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!
https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&ei=7JhTW-r0BcS50AT-jrToCw&q=mandela+the+moral+leadership+looms+large+craig+lock&oq=mandela+the+moral+leadership+looms+large+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3…25462.29942.0.31326.8.8.0.0.0.0.323.2013.2-5j2.7.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.1.320…35i39k1.0.5EyphbcWQEU

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Mandela’s contemporaries reflect on his legacy

July 19, 2018

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/07/18/mandela-andrew-mlangeni-peter-hain-amanpour.cnn/video/playlists/intl-latest-world-videos/

and

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter

 

 

 

 

 

Three lessons Madiba taught us, according to Obama

July 17, 2018

Barack Obama delivered the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture, calling for persistence in the pursuit of democracy

Sources: Three lessons Madiba taught us, according to Obama

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/three-lessons-madiba-taught-us-according-to-obama/

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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/three-lessons-madiba-taught-us-according-to-obama/

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and

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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

July 12, 2018

Craig's Quotes

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pictures from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

https://internationalcorrespondent.wordpress.com

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Pictures (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

from

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

www.sawriter.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

https://awritersdreams.wordpress.com/

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pictures from

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Shared by c, “the world’s absolutely worst photographer, but incorrigible encourager and people-builder* ”

*not houses and or bridges, thank goodness!

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“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills…and even mountains (great) to climb…”

June 21, 2018

Craig's Quotes

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more

and

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are … – Craig’s Quotes

from a Google search (thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G!

* (and by that I’m referring to both God and Google, but probably far more the first)

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=After+climbing+a+great+hill+mandela+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&oq=After+climbing+a+great+hill+mandela+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.17331j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

following on from

https://itsnotthemountainweconquerbutourselves.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.itsnotthemountainbutourselves.wordpress.com

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from

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

www.sawriter.wordpress.com

www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

https://southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com/

www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

and

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

pictures from http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere…

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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

June 21, 2018

Craig's Quotes

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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”

from https://longroadtopeace.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-quotes/

and http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
“A writer’s dreams
from
 www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

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“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”

June 20, 2018

It's not the mountain we conquer, but OURSELVES

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao Tzu

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”

– Lao Tzu

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“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, purpose, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”

-c
* the “four pees”

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/all-our-dreams-can-come-trueif-we-have-the-desire-burning-determination-courage-passion-purpose-persistence-and-patience-to-pursue-them-and-its-often-through-the-very-dark-places/

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“Man is a great wall builder…”

June 13, 2018

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Man is a great wall builder
The Berlin Wall
The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem
But the wall most impregnable
Has a moat
flowing with fright
around his heart

A wall without windows for the spirit to breeze through
without a door for love to walk in.”

from

https://breakdownbarriers.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/man-is-a-great/

https://sportforpeace.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

PPS

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

https://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds ofhope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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picture from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

and

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

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Pictures (above great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely …

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“Always remember others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

June 7, 2018

I (We) Must Not Hate!

Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

– Richard M Nixon in his White House farewell
37th president of US (1913 – 1994)

and

http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

from a Google search (my “filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=%E2%80%9CAlways+remember+others+may+hate+you,+but+those+who+hate+you+don%E2%80%99t+win+unless+you+hate+them.+And+then+you+destroy+yourself.%E2%80%9D&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ782NZ782&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhubDxqcLbAhWDfrwKHad4ApEQ_AUIDCgD&biw=1422&bih=1003

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My South African Dream

June 5, 2018

The Writing Journey

 Even though it was a friendly soccer match , this was to be the first time a black team had played against a white team in the racially divided and rigidly repressed country. The game went off without incident; in spite of prior apprehension by many and was played in a great spirit. The young man marvelled at the exceptional ball skills displayed by the black players, their creativity, flair and finesse; but he also greatly valued the discipline in defence, self control and the strategic and tactical ‘nous’ of the white players in the opposing teams. It was a great contrast in styles, yet both added greatly to the spectacle through different and yet diverse sets of skills. It was as if the whole was greater than the whole.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DREAM : LONG WALK TO FREEDOM AND PEACE: THE “BRIDGE-BUILDER, THE RECONCILIATOR, THE DREAMER”

and

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/tag/craig-lock/

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